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Edmonton Recommendation Please - 50th birthday dinner

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pinko74 Apr 16, 2010 10:44 AM

I am looking for a non-chain restaurant that would be suitable for my Uncle's 50th birthday party. Just a smallish family gathering (around 10 adults & one 3 year old) Does Culina have a private room? Something mid-price range, not too stuffy (because of the little one) and the age ranges of the attendees.

Any help would be great, I have a few ideas but would love the hear of anyones experiences, my Uncle is pretty eccentric and fun so I'd like to do something a little different for him and his partner.

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    hungryneko Apr 23, 2010 03:50 PM

    Went to Il Pasticcio for a Christmas party before - lively Italian restaurant. They bring food out on platters, served family style. Good service and food.

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      pinko74 Apr 21, 2010 08:05 AM

      Thanks for the tips. Everyone, I knew someone would help me with something I wouldn't have thought of myself :-)

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        cleopatra999 Apr 23, 2010 07:30 AM

        There is an Italian place downtown called Pazzo Pazzo. We have gone there for family celebrations, we like it because you can have everything served family style. That is, big bowls of a few types of pasta and salad that everyone passes around and shares. The food is quite good, I really like the puttanesca.

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        misterpeer Apr 20, 2010 09:29 PM

        Also something fun and entertaining is Japanese village its great for the family!

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          pengcast Apr 22, 2010 02:56 PM

          Do not go to Japanese Village. It is awful. There so many better Japanese restaurants in town.

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            misterpeer Apr 22, 2010 09:25 PM

            Yes there is better Japanese restaurants such as Mikado and they have the best sashimi. Entertainment wise and good food I say Japanese Village is good for quality of food forsure Mikado

        2. anonymoose Apr 19, 2010 07:51 AM

          Culina doesn't have private rooms but the southside location does have long tables that can be set up. Both restaurants are relatively small.

          If you want something really different (assuming you're not Asian) what about going to someplace like Golden Rice Bowl and doing a multi-course banquet dinner? You have to order ahead of time and you could even add something like Peking Duck to your meal.

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            cleopatra999 Apr 20, 2010 07:09 AM

            what about a Tatami room at a sushi place? I know Mikado has them. There may be other rooms at other sushi places too.

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              anonymoose Apr 20, 2010 08:32 AM

              Also a good idea. Off the top of my head I can think of Mikado, Kyoto downtown, Shogun... even Zen (all you can eat style) has tatami rooms.

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